Bush vetoes anti-waterboarding bill

Bush vetoes bill to ban waterboarding – Los Angeles Times

George Bush has vetoed the namby-pamby anti-waterboarding bill.

WASHINGTON — President Bush on Saturday blocked an effort by congressional Democrats to limit interrogation measures used in the fight against terrorism by vetoing an intelligence authorization bill that would have outlawed waterboarding and other harsh methods.

A rare veto in the last year of his two-term presidency, Bush’s action was as much a rebuke of Democrats on Capitol Hill as it was a bid to maintain the strong presidential authority to wage war on foreign terrorists that he has asserted since the Sept. 11 attacks.

“Al Qaeda remains determined to attack America again,” Bush said, calling tough interrogation methods “one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror.” He added that forcing prisoners to talk was critical, saying “the best source of information about terrorist attacks is the terrorists themselves.”

I can’t see what all the fuss is about personally, a)it is only water, now if they used DHMO then that would be a concern, and b) they’re bloody terrorists.